A lump on top of a joint on the front or back of the wrist, or at the base of a finger, could be a ganglion cyst. These non-cancerous growths are simply liquid-filled sacs that are more annoying than suspicious. Find out how they’re diagnosed and treated.
Causes & Triggers
- Unknown factors
Signs & Symptoms
- Lump or swollen spot that feels firm, spongy or jelly like
Tips & Treatments
- Ganglion cysts are not cancerous.
- May appear as a single, large cyst or as several smaller ones.
- Some ganglion cysts shrink or disappear on their own.
- Women and men ages 20-40 are most susceptible to developing ganglion cysts, although the condition is more common in women.
- Consult an orthopedic hand specialist about possible surgical removal.